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Classic brie en croute is a party appetizer staple. Gooey cheese in flaky pastry can't be ignored on the appetizer table. The seemingly elegant cheese appetizer is easier to make than you might think.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
bake:
20 mins
stand:
10 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
12
Yield:
2 rounds
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a baking sheet; set aside. Unfold pastry onto a lightly floured surface; roll into a 16x10-inch rectangle. Cut into two 8-inch circles; reserve trimmings.

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  • Spread jelly over top of each cheese round. Sprinkle with nuts; lightly press nuts into jelly.

  • Combine egg and water; set aside. Place pastry circles over cheese rounds. Invert cheese and pastry. Brush edges of circles with a little of the egg mixture. Bring edges of pastry up and over cheese rounds, pleating and pinching edges to cover and seal. Trim excess pastry. Place rounds, smooth sides up, on prepared baking sheet. Brush egg mixture over tops and sides. Cut small slits for steam to escape. Using hors d'oeuvre cutters, cut shapes from reserved pastry. Brush shapes with egg mixture; place on top of rounds.

  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until pastry is deep golden brown. Let stand for 10 to 20 minutes before serving. Serve with apple and/or pear slices.

Baked Brie with Apricots and Almonds:

Prepare as above, except substitute 2 tablespoons apricot preserves for the jelly and substitute 1/2 cup chopped almonds and 1/3 cup finely snipped dried apricots for the 2 tablespoons chopped nuts.

Nutrition Facts

207 calories; fat 15g; cholesterol 39mg; saturated fat 6g; carbohydrates 12g; mono fat 6g; poly fat 2g; sugars 2g; protein 7g; vitamin a 145.8IU; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 32.3mcg; vitamin b12 0.4mcg; sodium 192mg; potassium 58mg; calcium 40.4mg; iron 0.7mg.
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